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Chris Trimmer vs David Gubbay
Alex Gubbay vs Sean McCulloch
Marilyn Flowers vs Randy Sands
Wilson Knight vs Jim Carvin
The field remained stable with availability of games being
more of an issue than players as the game is long out of print.
This year, players did not complain about playing the Naboo --
they must have gotten the message on the play balance.
In the preliminary heats a total of 39 games were played in
three separate heats. The Naboo won 20. There is no time limit
in the preliminary games and this usually slants the game somewhat
towards the Naboo; however, this year the preliminary game winners
were almost evenly split between good and evil. In the time-limited
playoffs, results were again almost equally split, as the Trade
Federation won 8 of 15. In the grueling four-round, time-limited
playoffs the Trade Federation wins if it is still standing after
two hours - this reflects the time-limited aspect of the battle
in the theatre.
in 2013, the combined tally for the entire tournament was 27
wins for each side.
Special thanks are in order for Bill "General Grevious"
Morse for his invaluable efforts as an Assistant Game Master
and for his organizational and clerical skills.
Three Cheers for David "The Hutt" Gubbay who survived
through the championship game to claim the First Place Wood.
His Enormity was 6-0 during the entire competition, with all
wins garnered as the Dark Side. The "Hutt" Gubbay has
been a great supporter of the tournament since the beginning
and was once nominated for the Sportsmanship Award -- a notable
feat in this cutthroat game which has drawn only two such nominations
in 13 years.
16 players advanced to the playoffs. Among them were only
two past champions: Karl "Sith Witch" Henning and three-time
champ Lawrence "Lobot" Lingle. Other past champs who
failed to advance out of the preliminaries included Brian "Bossk"
Sutton, Jonathan "Jacen Solo" Schoose and Bill "Battle
Droid" Morse, who was demoted upon losing.
In the round of 16, the eight matches went as follows: Marilyn
"Purple Queen" Flowers over Carolyn "Guri"
Strock, Alex "IG-88" Lange over Jim "Clone Trooper"
Carvin, "Lobot" Lingle over "Ashton "Antarian
Ranger" Worley, "Sith Witch" Henning over Alex
"Ewok Warrior" Gubbay, Ted "Tamtel Skreeg"
Lange over Keith "Crab Droid" Corbino, David "The
Hutt" Gubbay over David "Plo Koon" Platnick, Ken
"Kit Fisto" Whitesell over Meghan "Mandalorian"
Friedmann and Tom "Tusken Raider" Strock over Wilson
In the quarterfinals: Tom Strock took the Throne Room from
Alex Lange after Quigon killed Darth Maul. Dave Gubbay made mincemeat
of Ken Whitesell's Palace Guards when Maul exited the Generator
Core. Marilyn Flowers barely squeezed by Ted Lange when Anakin
shut down the droids in the waning seconds. Karl Henning blew
out Larry Lingle who had only four pieces left on both boards
at game end.
In the semifinals, Marilyn Flowers didn't wait until the waning
seconds to defeat Henning as Anakin blitzed through the Star
Fighter spaces and shut down the droids quickly. David Gubbay's
wicked minions had an easy time with Tom Strock as Anakin's Star
Fighter stalled and the two Jedi forgot to pay their Lightsaber
The Championship game between David and Marilyn was even at
first as Quigon and Darth Maul damaged each other in the Generator
Core while the Palace Guards and the Droids traded shots in the
Naboo Palace. Marilyn managed to kill all the Droid-Deka, but
Maul eventually sent Quigon to be part of the force. Then fortunes
changed when Darth Maul got hot and put a six-hit hurt on Obiwan,
who failed to block. Obiwan soon went to be with Quigon freeing
Darth Maul from the Generator Core. The Sith quickly sent eight
Palace Guards to oblivion while Anakin was stuck two spaces from
the control ship. The game lasted 75 minutes - about 12 years
less than Dave's quest for the title.
Meghan Friedmann has a homemade version
of the scarce out-of-print game with blocks replacing the figures.
Turning one game into two. Note the
screws replacing the columns used in the game at left. Figures
and cards remain here.